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Tēnā koutou katoa,

I am looking forward to seeing some of you at workshops over the next few weeks. It is great that we can work with all the necessary COVID-19 guidelines so that we can still meet together. I am especially excited about the FASD workshop coming up in Rotorua on 15 September, as this is something that is close to my heart! To register for this workshop, click the button below:

We will be taking every precaution with cleaning surfaces etc but please do feel comfortable about wearing a mask and gloves if you wish.

Heather Jeffcote

Heather Jeffcote
Central North RC
07 281 1137 or 027 501 0393

If you prefer to connect online there are e-module trainings happening and our next monthly Zoom Hui which will be exploring the Zones of Regulation – empowering children with tools to help regulate their big emotions – a great follow-on from our last Zui (great word!) with Rob Surtees. Email me if you would like the Zoom meeting link.

I am pleased to let you know that Carol Lashlie-Davies, from Tauranga, has agreed to come on our Regional Committee. Carol and her husband Chris have two girls aged 7 and 13. Carol is a great organiser and has a heart to help caregivers connect. At one of our Zoom meetings she mentioned a phrase she uses with her girls: “share my calm” which is a beautiful picture that has stayed with me and often reminds me that sometimes I need to find my ‘calm’ before I can share it!

I hope you are all managing to take some deep breaths and ‘share your calm’ with the children in your care during these uncertain times.

Fathers Day

This month we take a day out to celebrate our Dads (Pāpā).

I would like to pay homage to all our Foster Dads. These are the men, who to be fair, don’t always sign up for the job. They get the role by default through some epiphany that befalls their lovely wives or partners. And bless their hearts: not only do they agree to become Foster Dads, but they do an amazing job at it! Foster Dads: You role model the patience, kindness and caring that real men share. So, Foster Dads … Thank you! You are truly awesome!

Support Groups

Remember: Caregivers are welcome to set up support groups – these might be based on child age ranges, specific needs, caregiver types (permanent/emergency/transitional) location or more!

To register a Support Group click the button below:

To find a Support Group in your area click the button below:

Kia kaha, kia hauora, me kia atawhai
(Be strong, be healthy, and be kind)

Ngā mihi nui,


Have you joined our closed Facebook Group?

As a member of Caring Families Aotearoa you have exclusive access to our CLOSED Facebook groups. These are only open to caregivers that are members of Caring Families Aotearoa. This allows our members a platform to seek support, information and resources.

Click the link below to join!

Central North Support Closed Facebook Group